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Internet Growth and IPv4 Depletion

The guys over at ARIN have produced an interesting graphic that tracks the history of the internet’s growth and IPv4 address depletion. Yes, we are all out of IPv4 addresses now .. Related articles ARIN IPv4 Free Pool Reaches Zero (arin.net) North America is COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses (go.theregister.com) ARIN Finally Runs Out […]

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Eircom launches Competition for Rural Fibre Trial

eircom, Ireland’s largest telecommunications provider, has launched a nationwide competition to identify the next Fibre To The Home rural trial community. The move follows on from the first successful trial site in Belcarra, County Mayo, which has seen business and residents of this rural community enjoy the enormous economic, educational and social benefits of having […]

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Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD meeting Paul Durrant, CEO ISPAI, today . Picture Credit: Department of Justice

ISP Association Warns Kids Against Provocative Selfies [Audio]

As the Hotline.ie service operated by the ISP Association of Ireland marks 15 years in operation, the head of that organisation has warned that ‘provocative’ or ‘cheeky’ images which are being generated by children themselves are being used by paedophiles online. Paul Durrant, CEO and General Manager of Hotline.ie, is our guest on today’s podcast. Click on the player above to listen to the show, […]

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Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald TD meeting Paul Durrant, CEO ISPAI, today . Picture Credit: Department of Justice

Hotline.ie Marks 15 Years fighting Child Sexual Abuse Material [Infographic]

The Hotline.ie service run by the Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland is marking 15 years of full operations, fighting against the distribution of Child Sexual Abuse Material (CSAM). Internet Service Providers Association of Ireland members fund Hotline.ie so the Irish public who accidentally encounter suspected CSAM when using the Internet can report it anonymously and […]

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Obama Backs Net Neutrality

President Obama has come out with a clear message in favour of “Net Neutrality”. In a video published earlier today Obama uses similar language to other supporters of Net Neutrality and states unequivocally that he’ll be getting the FCC to assist him by making it illegal for any company to prioritise traffic or access to […]

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Illegal Content has Moved to The Dark Web – An Interview with Paul Durrant of Hotline.ie [Audio]

Today’s podcast (22:39; 13MB; MP3) features an interview with Paul Durrant, who operates the Hotline.ie service. Last week, Hotline.ie published its annual report for 2013.  Since 1999 it has provided a service for internet users to report illegal content, particularly Child Sexual Abuse Material, on the Internet. Reports are treated as anonymous, and the service also relies […]

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Graphic: IPv6 Adoption – Where Are We At?

Via ISOC, here’s a nice clear graphic showing global IPv6 adoption, growth and other metrics:   Unfortunately, as it’s global, it doesn’t go into enough detail to show how few ISPs in some countries actually offer IPv6 to their users. At time of writing none of the major Irish ISPs offer it, though they all […]

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